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More time for Higher Degree Applications for K-12 Displaced Teachers Needed

The April 1, 2016 deadline for government funded scholarship programs teachers who were displaced by the K-12 basic education program has lapsed. The scholarship program was intended for teachers in private colleges who will be affected by the K-12 program by having a lowered income level or outright losing their teaching positions.

The scholarship will provide free tuition to teachers and staff to attain for master’s or doctoral degrees with stipends from Php20,000 to Php28,000 per month depending on the degree taken up. More than 33,000 college instructors are estimated to be affected and may be without a teaching position until 2018.

Senator Ralph Recto requested the Commission on Higher Education to provide for an extension of the application for the Graduate Education for Faculty and Staff Development in the K to 12 Transition Period by two weeks or up to April 15, 2016.

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